Tom Horgen

Tom Horgen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Minneapolis Star Tribune
Total Reviews:
33

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 33 of 33
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " What we have here is an exhilarating epic that mixes comedic and touching moments with some of the best action sequences ever created with CGI animation." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/4 73% Chicken with Plums (2012) " For the most part it's a savory treat, much like the titular dish." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 13, 2012
1/4 18% For Greater Glory (2012) " If Michael Bay woke up one day and said to himself, "I need to make a movie about religious persecution in 1920s Mexico," I imagine it would look something like this." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 31, 2012
2.5/4 66% The Woman in Black (2012) " A skillful haunted-house film that will soon evaporate from your memory like the ghostly specter of its title." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3.5/4 84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " In "My Week With Marilyn," Michelle Williams disappears so effortlessly into Monroe's translucent skin that the camera lens seems to fog up with desire. She's that good." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 22, 2011
2/4 72% The Dead (2011) " Beyond its auspicious premise -- survivors fighting a zombie outbreak against the continent's scorching vistas -- there's little else to chew on here." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " Here's what's missing: tension, drama, and most of all, a sense of wonder. This is a superhero movie, isn't it?" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jul 21, 2011
2.5/4 36% Prom (2011) " "Prom" is pure bubble gum, from its shiny wrapping to its mushy insides to its fleeting aftertaste. And sometimes, there's nothing wrong with chewing bubble gum." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 28, 2011
2/4 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " "Mars Needs Moms" doesn't crash-land into "Yogi Bear" territory, but it definitely doesn't soar to "Toy Story 3" heights of animated grandeur." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Mar 10, 2011
1.5/4 21% The Rite (2011) " A horror film that goes nowhere very, very slowly." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 27, 2011
2.5/4 43% Faster (2010) " Johnson's movies work best when he's playing his funny opposite. Comedy is hard. Badass is not." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 24, 2010
3/4 90% Ahead of Time (2010) " The film packs a staggering amount of Gruber's life into 75 minutes." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 18, 2010
2.5/4 —— Four Boxes (2009) " "Four Boxes" has its funny spots, and when the plot finally revs up, it delivers some freaky moments. But did we really need a triple-twist ending?" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 4, 2010
3/4 81% Catfish (2010) " And you thought MySpace was scary." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 30, 2010
1.5/4 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Eventually, Stone allows the squishy love story between Jacob and Winnie to take center stage. It's a mistake." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 23, 2010
3.5/4 94% The Town (2010) " As an action movie, The Town is good. But as a moody character study, it can be mesmerizing." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 16, 2010
4/4 90% Lebanon (Levanon) (2010) " It is a grisly experience, and one of the greatest war films I have ever seen." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 2, 2010
3.5/4 72% Machete (2010) " It's absurd, absolutely insane and a lot of fun." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 2, 2010
1.5/4 53% Going the Distance (2010) " A foul-mouthed rom-com carved from Apatowian intent, but it feels more like a sketch of a movie than the real thing." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 2, 2010
2/4 51% The Switch (2010) " Aniston and Bateman find a funny chemistry together, and the film's bemusing setup unfolds with wit and charm. As 6-year-old Sebastian, Thomas Robinson steals every scene he's in." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2.5/4 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " What's the point of being clever if you're just going to follow it up with enough flaming-sword action and exploding bad guys to make our pupils hurt?" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 12, 2010
2.5/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " McKay has surrounded his lead with a wealth of guest stars and a funny script that borders on being manic." — Charlotte Observer
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " Do we really need another buddy-cop comedy? While stupefying, the answer is, surprisingly, "yes."" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 6, 2010
1.5/4 28% Dear John (2010) " If the teenage girls sitting in the preview screening were giggling at this film's awkward sentimentality and its nosedive of an ending, maybe a rewrite was in order." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Feb 4, 2010
1.5/4 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " Is this a drama about a father's loss? No. Is this a political thriller? Maybe, but a good thriller should consistently surprise the viewer. The movie's revelations are met with a resounding "duh."" — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 28, 2010
2/4 14% Year One (2009) " On paper, Ramis and producer Apatow set themselves up for success: The cast is a who's who of funnymen. Unfortunately, the script doesn't give them a whole lot to work with." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2009
2.5/4 51% Notorious (2009) " It's as if the filmmakers didn't trust Woolard to carry the emotional weight of Wallace's story. They should have." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 15, 2009
3/4 88% Young@Heart (2007) " In many ways, this serious side of Young@Heart is what ultimately makes the film memorable." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 25, 2008
3.5/4 100% Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007) " Wow -- now this is how you make a jazz documentary" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/4 —— Yellow (1998) " Captures the uneasiness of dating like few other movies." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 23, 2007
3/4 —— Daft Punk's Electroma (2006) " Worth a look if you enjoy pretty images and a simple message wrapped in layers of artifice." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 23, 2007
1.5/4 29% Perfect Strangers (2003) " It's a movie that fails so miserably in its weirdo aspirations that you'll wish you were watching that bad '80s sitcom of the same name (with Balkie, remember?)." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jun 10, 2004
1.5/4 26% Slipping Down Life (1999) " Offers some egalitarian posturing, but squanders its message by placing capable actresses like Taylor and Hall into age-old, subservient roles." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted May 27, 2004
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